Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Waters Gyapong has been a journalist and novelist for more than 20 years. She has worked in print, radio and television, including 12 years as a producer for CBC TV's news and current affairs programming. She currently covers religion and politics primarily for Catholic and Evangelical newspapers.

Religion can play a key role in reducing social isolation and loneliness, suggests a new Angus Reid Institute poll.

OTTAWA -- The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is the latest non-profit or charity to be refused a Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grant on abortion-related grounds.

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa archdiocese is officially amalgamating with the Alexandria-Cornwall diocese to form the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.

OTTAWA -- Two independent theatre outlets have cancelled public screenings of the pro-life movie Unplanned after their managers and owners received death threats.

OTTAWA -- Christian charities have praised a recent Senate report on the charities that affirmed religious organizations are an essential piece in serving charitable needs.

OTTAWA -- Pope Francis is leading efforts to heal the wounds of the sexual abuse scandals so the Church can fulfill her mission, says Canada’s apostolic nuncio.

OTTAWA -- The Archbishop of Ottawa will receive and bless three local women as Consecrated Virgins Living in the World on July 6.

OTTAWA -- NDP MP Romeo Saganash said he is “devastated” his Bill C-262 to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) failed to become law.

OTTAWA -- Canadians should not get too smug about becoming No. 1 in the world for resettling refugees, says the head of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

OTTAWA -- Free speech advocates are troubled by a House of Commons Justice Committee recommendation to reinstate a controversial section of the Canadian Human Rights Act dealing with hate speech.